Unique Experience Intrepid | Best of Antarctica (Ocean Endeavour)

Welcome to the pinnacle of expedition travel – Antarctica. It’s a place of extremes, where the wildlife and landscape paint a picture like nowhere else in the world. The extraordinary islands around the Antarctic Peninsula are a stunning reward for those who conquer the infamous Drake Passage – which is all of you – and amid the Antarctic’s barren beauty you may well encounter orcas, humpback whales, seals and penguins. Explore the ice-filled waters by Zodiac then set foot on the rock and ice that makes up this mysterious continent, and spend your evenings enjoying the state-of-the-art ship and its health and wellness facilities. You’ll be talking about this journey for years to come.

Themes

Polar

Wildlife

  • Highlights

    • Freezing is great but freedom is better. Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and a massage, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.
    • Our experienced leaders have made hundreds of polar voyages between them. They’re experts in marine biology, glaciology and Antarctic history, and they’ll share their knowledge throughout the journey during a comprehensive lecture program.
    • Rest assured that footprints are all you’ll leave behind. Your Antarctica expedition is carbon offset, and we serve only sustainably sourced seafood, avoid single-use plastics and use biodegradable and phosphate-free cleaning products.
    • Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch.
  • What's Included

    Meals

    10 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners

    Transport

    Expedition cruise ship , zodiac

    Accommodation

    1 night comfortable hotel, 9 nights expedition cruise ship

  • Pricing

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      • Room Type
      • Price
      • Availability
      • Start Date:12 Nov 22
      • End Date:22 Nov 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY2 (Triple Interior)
      • Price:$11,215
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Start Date:12 Nov 22
      • End Date:22 Nov 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY4A (Single Porthole)
      • Price:$17,096
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $21,370. Now only $17,096 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Nov 22
      • End Date:22 Nov 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY1 (Single Interior)
      • Price:$14,632
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $18,290. Now only $14,632 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Nov 22
      • End Date:22 Nov 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY3 (Twin Interior)
      • Price:$12,755
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Start Date:12 Nov 22
      • End Date:22 Nov 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY4 (Twin Porthole)
      • Price:$11,432
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $14,290. Now only $11,432 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Nov 22
      • End Date:22 Nov 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY5 (Twin Window)
      • Price:$11,872
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $15,830. Now only $11,872 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Nov 22
      • End Date:22 Nov 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY6 (Comfort Twin)
      • Price:$12,911
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $17,215. Now only $12,911 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Nov 22
      • End Date:22 Nov 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY7 (Select Twin)
      • Price:$13,950
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $18,600. Now only $13,950 for this departure

      • Start Date:21 Nov 22
      • End Date:1 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY9 (Junior Suite)
      • Price:$17,112
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $24,445. Now only $17,112 for this departure

      • Start Date:21 Nov 22
      • End Date:1 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY4A (Single Porthole)
      • Price:$19,064
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $23,830. Now only $19,064 for this departure

      • Start Date:21 Nov 22
      • End Date:1 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY5A (Single Window)
      • Price:$21,334
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $28,445. Now only $21,334 for this departure

      • Start Date:21 Nov 22
      • End Date:1 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY1 (Single Interior)
      • Price:$16,604
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $20,755. Now only $16,604 for this departure

      • Start Date:21 Nov 22
      • End Date:1 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY10 (Owner’s Suite)
      • Price:$18,081
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $25,830. Now only $18,081 for this departure

      • Start Date:21 Nov 22
      • End Date:1 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY3 (Twin Interior)
      • Price:$14,290
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Start Date:21 Nov 22
      • End Date:1 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY4 (Twin Porthole)
      • Price:$12,664
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $15,830. Now only $12,664 for this departure

      • Start Date:21 Nov 22
      • End Date:1 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY5 (Twin Window)
      • Price:$14,182
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $18,910. Now only $14,182 for this departure

      • Start Date:21 Nov 22
      • End Date:1 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY6 (Comfort Twin)
      • Price:$15,218
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $20,290. Now only $15,218 for this departure

      • Start Date:21 Nov 22
      • End Date:1 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY7 (Select Twin)
      • Price:$16,256
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $21,675. Now only $16,256 for this departure

      • Start Date:21 Nov 22
      • End Date:1 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY8 (Superior)
      • Price:$16,142
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $23,060. Now only $16,142 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Dec 22
      • End Date:22 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY9 (Junior Suite)
      • Price:$17,650
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $25,215. Now only $17,650 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Dec 22
      • End Date:22 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY4A (Single Porthole)
      • Price:$19,680
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $24,600. Now only $19,680 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Dec 22
      • End Date:22 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY5A (Single Window)
      • Price:$21,795
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $29,060. Now only $21,795 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Dec 22
      • End Date:22 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY1 (Single Interior)
      • Price:$17,220
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $21,525. Now only $17,220 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Dec 22
      • End Date:22 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY10 (Owner’s Suite)
      • Price:$18,728
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $26,755. Now only $18,728 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Dec 22
      • End Date:22 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY3 (Twin Interior)
      • Price:$15,060
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Start Date:12 Dec 22
      • End Date:22 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY4 (Twin Porthole)
      • Price:$13,280
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $16,600. Now only $13,280 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Dec 22
      • End Date:22 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY5 (Twin Window)
      • Price:$14,756
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $19,675. Now only $14,756 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Dec 22
      • End Date:22 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY6 (Comfort Twin)
      • Price:$15,795
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $21,060. Now only $15,795 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Dec 22
      • End Date:22 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY7 (Select Twin)
      • Price:$16,834
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $22,445. Now only $16,834 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Dec 22
      • End Date:22 Dec 22
      • Room Type:CATEGORY8 (Superior)
      • Price:$16,681
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $23,830. Now only $16,681 for this departure

      • Start Date:2 Jan 23
      • End Date:12 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY2 (Triple Interior)
      • Price:$15,370
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Start Date:2 Jan 23
      • End Date:12 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY9 (Junior Suite)
      • Price:$18,298
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $26,140. Now only $18,298 for this departure

      • Start Date:2 Jan 23
      • End Date:12 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY4A (Single Porthole)
      • Price:$21,404
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $26,755. Now only $21,404 for this departure

      • Start Date:2 Jan 23
      • End Date:12 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY1 (Single Interior)
      • Price:$19,188
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $23,985. Now only $19,188 for this departure

      • Start Date:2 Jan 23
      • End Date:12 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY10 (Owner’s Suite)
      • Price:$19,372
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $27,675. Now only $19,372 for this departure

      • Start Date:2 Jan 23
      • End Date:12 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY3 (Twin Interior)
      • Price:$17,215
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Start Date:2 Jan 23
      • End Date:12 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY4 (Twin Porthole)
      • Price:$15,004
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $18,755. Now only $15,004 for this departure

      • Start Date:2 Jan 23
      • End Date:12 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY5 (Twin Window)
      • Price:$15,450
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $20,600. Now only $15,450 for this departure

      • Start Date:2 Jan 23
      • End Date:12 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY6 (Comfort Twin)
      • Price:$16,489
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $21,985. Now only $16,489 for this departure

      • Start Date:2 Jan 23
      • End Date:12 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY7 (Select Twin)
      • Price:$17,528
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $23,370. Now only $17,528 for this departure

      • Start Date:2 Jan 23
      • End Date:12 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY8 (Superior)
      • Price:$17,328
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $24,755. Now only $17,328 for this departure

      • Start Date:11 Jan 23
      • End Date:21 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY2 (Triple Interior)
      • Price:$15,370
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Start Date:11 Jan 23
      • End Date:21 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY1 (Single Interior)
      • Price:$19,188
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $23,985. Now only $19,188 for this departure

      • Start Date:11 Jan 23
      • End Date:21 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY4 (Twin Porthole)
      • Price:$15,004
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $18,755. Now only $15,004 for this departure

      • Start Date:11 Jan 23
      • End Date:21 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY4A (Single Porthole)
      • Price:$21,404
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $26,755. Now only $21,404 for this departure

      • Start Date:11 Jan 23
      • End Date:21 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY5 (Twin Window)
      • Price:$15,450
      • Availability:On Request
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $20,600. Now only $15,450 for this departure

      • Start Date:11 Jan 23
      • End Date:21 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY6 (Comfort Twin)
      • Price:$16,489
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $21,985. Now only $16,489 for this departure

      • Start Date:11 Jan 23
      • End Date:21 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY7 (Select Twin)
      • Price:$17,528
      • Availability:On Request
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $23,370. Now only $17,528 for this departure

      • Start Date:11 Jan 23
      • End Date:21 Jan 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY8 (Superior)
      • Price:$17,328
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $24,755. Now only $17,328 for this departure

      • Start Date:9 Dec 23
      • End Date:19 Dec 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY2 (Triple Interior)
      • Price:$12,710
      • Availability:6 spaces
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      • Start Date:9 Dec 23
      • End Date:19 Dec 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY7 (Select Twin)
      • Price:$16,623
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $18,470. Now only $16,623 for this departure

      • Start Date:9 Dec 23
      • End Date:19 Dec 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY8 (Superior)
      • Price:$17,629
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $20,740. Now only $17,629 for this departure

      • Start Date:9 Dec 23
      • End Date:19 Dec 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY9 (Junior Suite)
      • Price:$18,921
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $22,260. Now only $18,921 for this departure

      • Start Date:9 Dec 23
      • End Date:19 Dec 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY1 (Single Interior)
      • Price:$20,140
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Start Date:9 Dec 23
      • End Date:19 Dec 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY10 (Owner’s Suite)
      • Price:$20,468
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $24,080. Now only $20,468 for this departure

      • Start Date:9 Dec 23
      • End Date:19 Dec 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY3 (Twin Interior)
      • Price:$14,380
      • Availability:6 spaces
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      • Start Date:9 Dec 23
      • End Date:19 Dec 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY4 (Twin Porthole)
      • Price:$16,050
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Start Date:9 Dec 23
      • End Date:19 Dec 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY4A (Single Porthole)
      • Price:$23,770
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Start Date:9 Dec 23
      • End Date:19 Dec 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY5 (Twin Window)
      • Price:$15,255
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $16,950. Now only $15,255 for this departure

      • Start Date:9 Dec 23
      • End Date:19 Dec 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY5A (Single Window)
      • Price:$22,347
      • Availability:5 spaces
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $24,830. Now only $22,347 for this departure

      • Start Date:9 Dec 23
      • End Date:19 Dec 23
      • Room Type:CATEGORY6 (Comfort Twin)
      • Price:$15,804
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $17,560. Now only $15,804 for this departure

      • Start Date:27 Jan 24
      • End Date:6 Feb 24
      • Room Type:CATEGORY2 (Triple Interior)
      • Price:$13,770
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:27 Jan 24
      • End Date:6 Feb 24
      • Room Type:CATEGORY7 (Select Twin)
      • Price:$17,982
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $19,980. Now only $17,982 for this departure

      • Start Date:27 Jan 24
      • End Date:6 Feb 24
      • Room Type:CATEGORY8 (Superior)
      • Price:$18,921
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $22,260. Now only $18,921 for this departure

      • Start Date:27 Jan 24
      • End Date:6 Feb 24
      • Room Type:CATEGORY9 (Junior Suite)
      • Price:$20,204
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $23,770. Now only $20,204 for this departure

      • Start Date:27 Jan 24
      • End Date:6 Feb 24
      • Room Type:CATEGORY1 (Single Interior)
      • Price:$21,950
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:27 Jan 24
      • End Date:6 Feb 24
      • Room Type:CATEGORY10 (Owner’s Suite)
      • Price:$21,752
      • Availability:On Request
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      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $25,590. Now only $21,752 for this departure

      • Start Date:27 Jan 24
      • End Date:6 Feb 24
      • Room Type:CATEGORY3 (Twin Interior)
      • Price:$15,590
      • Availability:6 spaces
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:27 Jan 24
      • End Date:6 Feb 24
      • Room Type:CATEGORY4 (Twin Porthole)
      • Price:$17,410
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:27 Jan 24
      • End Date:6 Feb 24
      • Room Type:CATEGORY4A (Single Porthole)
      • Price:$25,740
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:27 Jan 24
      • End Date:6 Feb 24
      • Room Type:CATEGORY5 (Twin Window)
      • Price:$16,623
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $18,470. Now only $16,623 for this departure

      • Start Date:27 Jan 24
      • End Date:6 Feb 24
      • Room Type:CATEGORY5A (Single Window)
      • Price:$24,399
      • Availability:5 spaces
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $27,110. Now only $24,399 for this departure

      • Start Date:27 Jan 24
      • End Date:6 Feb 24
      • Room Type:CATEGORY6 (Comfort Twin)
      • Price:$17,172
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $19,080. Now only $17,172 for this departure

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply. Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day - 1

    Location: Ushuaia - Welcome to Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost city. You’ll be briefed at the hotel tonight on the journey and details for tomorrow’s embarkation, but if you happen to arrive early there are a surprising amount of ways to entertain yourself at ‘the End of the World’. Check out the Museo Maritimo to brush up on the region’s history, or take a stroll down Avenida San Martin if you’re after any last-minute essentials before departing. Oh, and did we mention this is Argentina – if all else fails, head to a local restaurant to get your fill of red wine and steak. Muy bueno.

     

    Day - 2

    Location: Ushuaia – Embarkation Day - This afternoon you’ll board the Ocean Endeavour, settle into your cabin and begin cruising down the stunning Beagle Channel, named for Charles Darwin’s ship. The channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America, and as the ship pulls away from port there’s always an air of anticipation. Wave goodbye to Argentina and know that the next time you see land you’ll be staring at Antarctica.

     

    Day - 3-4

    Location: Drake Passage - The time has come to cross the Drake Passage, the legendary body of water named after English explorer Sir Francis Drake. If the conditions are right, enjoy some time out on deck to spot dolphins, orcas or perhaps albatross. If the waters are a little rough, the Ocean Endeavour is equipped with some seriously lush facilities for you to take advantage of. As well as safety briefings, a comprehensive lecture program will run throughout the journey delivered by experts in Antarctica’s history, geology and biology. With any luck we’ll make it to land by early evening on Day 4 – a moment that always brings much excitement.

     

    Day - 5-8

    Location: Antarctic Peninsula - The adventure truly begins once the Antarctic Convergence is left in your wake and exchanged for four incredible days of exploring the Antarctic Peninsula. Stare wide-eyed at glaciers, mountains and an unimaginable array of wildlife as the sheer magnitude and rawness of the area comes to light. Every day is a new adventure, and you’ll explore ice-filled bays and channels as well as Antarctica itself on Zodiac excursions and by foot. While the landscapes will no doubt take your breath away, Antarctica is all about the wildlife. Visit penguin rookeries, spot humpback and minke whales and look out for leopard seals, all while calving glaciers crack through the immense silence. The landing sites visited will depend on the ship's location and weather conditions, but for information on potential landing sites please visit: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/antarctica-landing-sites

     

    Day - 9-10

    Location: At Sea - Say goodbye to the Antarctic Peninsula as we begin our return leg to Ushuaia. Take the opportunity to share photographs with fellow travellers, use your now expert skills in wildlife spotting and enjoy the final lectures from your polar experts. It’s also a great opportunity to make use of the Ocean Endeavour’s health and wellness facilities, including its saunas, spa, heated pool, yoga classes and gym.

     

    Day - 11

    Location: Ushuaia – Disembarkation Day - Your Antarctic adventure draws to a close after breakfast this morning. Farewell your shipmates and transfer to the airport if you’re flying out today, or perhaps spend some more time exploring this incredible part of the world.

     

    Best of Antarctica (Ocean Endeavour)
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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